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Sophie Anim

Associate, Dispute Resolution

  As an Associate in the Dispute Resolution group, Sophie advises companies and individuals on a broad range of disputes across the creative industries. Sophie joined Lee & Thompson in […]

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Reno Antoniades

Partner, Film & TV

  Reno is Managing Partner of Lee & Thompson and a Partner in the firm’s Film & Television Group. He trained at the City firm Herbert Smith and spent the […]

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Martyn Bailey

Partner, Dispute Resolution

  Martyn is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Prior to joining Lee & Thompson in 2016, Martyn spent ten years as a partner at Forbes Anderson Free, […]

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James Baker

Head of Employment

  James is a partner and head of Lee & Thompson’s Employment team.  He has over 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer, most recently heading up the Employment team […]

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Sarah Barker

Head of Art & Fashion

  Sarah is Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial Department and heads up the firm’s dedicated Art and Fashion groups. A general corporate and commercial practitioner with a […]

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Rebecca Bennis

Associate, Dispute Resolution

  As an Associate in the Dispute Resolution group, Rebecca advises companies and individuals on a broad range of disputes across the creative industries. Rebecca joined Lee & Thompson in […]

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James Beshoff

Consultant, Corporate & Commercial

James (Jim) is a consultant to Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial Group, specialising in corporate transactional work. Jim qualified in 1986 and went onto to become equity partner in […]

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Dominic Bray

Head of Dispute Resolution

  Dominic is a partner and heads up the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Prior to joining Lee & Thompson in 2016, Dominic was a partner at Forbes Anderson Free, a […]

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Mike Brookes

Partner, Dispute Resolution

  Mike is a partner at Lee & Thompson and head of the firm’s Reputation Protection Group. He is also a key member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. He […]

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Luke Carey

Associate, Film & TV

Luke is an Associate within our Film & TV Group and advises on all matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of film projects. Prior to joining Lee […]

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Mark Cohen

Associate, Film & TV

  Mark is an Associate in Lee & Thompson’s Film & TV Department, advising on the development, production, financing and distribution of film and television projects. Prior to joining the firm in […]

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Cristina Comsa

Trainee

  Cristina began her training contract at Lee & Thompson in 2020 having joined as a Paralegal in our Corporate & Commercial Department in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, […]

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Frania Cooper

Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution

  Frania is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Frania advises clients in the publishing, sports, technology, music, film and TV industries on a broad range of […]

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Sarah Cundall

Associate, Film & TV

  Sarah is an Associate in Lee & Thompson’s Film & TV Department, advising financiers, producers, sales agents and distributors on matters involving the financing, development, production and distribution of […]

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Henrietta Currie

Trainee

Henrietta is a Trainee Solicitor at Lee & Thompson. Henrietta began her training contract in September 2021 having joined the firm as a Paralegal in the Film, Television & Games […]

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Leo Dawkins

Partner, Dispute Resolution

  Leo is a partner in Lee & Thompson’s Dispute Resolution, Reputation Protection and Data Privacy groups. He has a varied commercial dispute resolution practice, advising clients in relation to […]

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Chrissie Edgar

Associate, Corporate & Commercial

  Chrissie is an Associate in the Corporate & Commercial department where she advises on corporate mergers and acquisitions and investment deals in both the media space and also across […]

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Lawrence Engel

Head of Music

Lawrence is a partner at Lee & Thompson and heads the firm’s highly regarded Music Group. He started his career in 1994 and joined Lee & Thompson in 2009 having […]

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Will Everitt

Partner, Music

Will is a partner in the firm’s Music Group having specialised in media and entertainment law since qualification and is a named lawyer in the Legal 500. Will’s music clients […]

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Johan Ewing

Senior Associate, Film & TV

  Johan joined the firm’s Film & Television Group in 2017 and assists on all matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of film and television production. Johan […]

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Carrie Finlay

Senior Associate, Film & TV

Carrie is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Film & Television Group and works on matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of television productions. A joint British/Canadian […]

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Andy Florence

Senior Associate, Digital & Tech

Andy is a Senior Associate in Digital & Technology Group specialising in digital media, interactive entertainment and technology.  Andy advises on a wide range of issues across the videogames industry […]

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Tim Fowler

Partner, Music

  Tim is a Partner in the firm’s Music Group. Named as a “Rising Star” in the 2020/21 edition of The Legal 500, Tim is highly regarded by clients for […]

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Vicky Gaisford

Associate, Film & TV

  Vicky is an Associate in the firm’s esteemed Film & TV Group, assisting the team in advising leading independent television producers on the development, financing and production of their […]

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Jeremy Gawade

Consultant, Film & TV

  Jeremy is a consultant with over 25 years’ experience in the film and television sectors. Jeremy worked in industry, firstly as a partner in an international film and television […]

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Marek George

Senior Associate, Film & TV

  Marek is a Senior Associate in the firm’s TV Group, assisting the team in advising leading independent producers on the development, financing and production of their projects. He joined Lee […]

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Laura Gibson

Trainee

  Laura began her training contract at Lee & Thompson in 2020 having joined as a Paralegal/PA in the Film & TV Department in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, […]

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Sam Goodman

Senior Associate, Corporate & Commercial

    Sam advises on a range of commercial matters with a particular focus on technology, digital content, media, sport and publishing. He regularly provides specialist input in relation to software, […]

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Efrat Gordon

Associate, Employment

  Efrat is an Associate in the firm’s Employment team.  She advises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including: Drafting and negotiating service agreements, employment agreements, consultancy […]

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Anwen Griffiths

Partner, Film & TV

  Anwen is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Film & TV Group. An experienced media finance specialist, Anwen is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading film, TV […]

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Chloe Hutchings

Associate, Film & TV

Chloe is an Associate in the firm’s Film & TV Department, advising on the development, production, financing and distribution of film and television projects. Chloe has had several years of […]

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Sean Kia

Associate, Film & TV

  Sean is an Associate in our Film & Television Group and advises on matters related to the financing, production, distribution and development of film and television productions. Sean brings […]

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Rebecca King

Associate, Film & TV

  Rebecca is an Associate in the Film & TV Group and much of her work centres on advising financiers, producers, sales agents and distributors in relation to the financing, […]

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Anna Kullmann

Associate, Dispute Resolution

Anna is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution group. She advises clients across the creative industries on IP and contractual disputes. Before joining Lee & Thompson, Anna was an associate […]

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Robert Lee

Consultant

Robert Lee co-founded Lee & Thompson in 1983. Since he qualified in 1972 he has been pre-eminent in his chosen field. The opening lyrics of Roxy Music’s 1972 debut single […]

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Richard Lever

Head of Television

  Richard is a partner and heads Lee & Thompson’s Television Group, advising a diverse and extensive television client list which includes most of the UK’s leading television production companies. […]

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Michael Lucas

Associate, Music

  Michael is a solicitor in our award-winning Music team where he assists clients ranging from producers and recording artists to rights companies. Michael read Law at King’s College London […]

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Liv Lyons

Senior Associate, Music

  Liv Lyons is a Senior Associate in the Music team. Liv joined Lee & Thompson in 2019 from Simons Muirhead & Burton where she advised an established client roster […]

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Alastair Mavor

Associate, Film & TV

  Alastair joined the Film & TV Group at Lee & Thompson in early 2018 and advises financiers and production companies on development, production, financing and distribution of film and […]

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Amanda McDowall

Legal Director, Dispute Resolution

    Amanda is a Legal Director in the Dispute Resolution team specialising in intellectual property, particularly in relation to brands. A Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Solicitor and New York […]

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Damian McParland

Associate, Film & TV

  Damian is an Associate in our Film & TV Group and advises on matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of film and television projects. Before joining […]

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Joshua Metliss

Legal Director, Corporate & Commercial

  Joshua is a Legal Director in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Group and advises businesses and individuals on corporate and commercial matters, including structuring start-ups, reorganisations, joint ventures, shareholder […]

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Christos Michaels

Head of Film

  Christos is a partner and also heads Lee & Thompson’s Film sector team. He trained at magic circle city law firm Linklaters and then specialised there in international project […]

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Huw Morris

Partner, Marketing & Advertising

  Huw is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Marketing & Advertising Group. He joined the firm in August 2017 from a US law firm where he was head of […]

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Alex Mullins

Associate, Corporate & Commercial

  Alex is an Associate in Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial department. He advises on a range of commercial matters across the creative industries, providing specialist advice in relation to […]

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Malcolm Murray

Head of Corporate

  Malcolm is a partner and heads up Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial Group. He has many years’ experience advising on company, corporate, corporate finance and general commercial deals for […]

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Nicki Parfitt

Partner, Film & TV

  Nicki trained at the city firm Denton Hall and, after qualifying in 1993, spent two years in their media department specialising in publishing and libel law and also acting […]

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Lizzie Payne-James

Partner, Music

  Lizzie is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Music Group. Lizzie joined Lee & Thompson in June 2015 and represents a diverse range of clients from producers and rights […]

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Fi Tudur

Associate, Film & TV

  Fi is an Associate in the Film & Television Group and advises on matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of TV productions. Prior to joining Lee […]

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Lucy Pether

Associate, Dispute Resolution

  Lucy is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team.  Lucy joined Lee & Thompson as a paralegal in September 2016.  During Lucy’s training contract, she completed a six-month secondment […]

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James Rushton

Associate, Music

James joined Lee & Thompson in 2021 and is an associate in our award-winning Music team where he assists clients across the industry, from music producers and recording artists to […]

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Sharzad Shini

Associate

  Sharzad is an Associate in the Corporate & Commercial department, where she advises clients across the media and creative industries on corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and investment deals. […]

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Stephen Spence

Partner, Film & TV

  Stephen is a Partner in our Film & TV Group. A media finance specialist, he advises a wide range of clients on the structuring and completion of complex financing […]

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Mark Stafford

Partner, Dispute Resolution

  Mark is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution, Brand Protection and Digital & Technology Groups. He joined Lee & Thompson in 2006 and handles all types of contentious […]

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Lee Stone

Partner, Film & TV

  Lee joined Lee & Thompson in 2000 and now primarily advises on all aspects of the feature film and television industry. Lee’s practice is extremely diverse and his clients […]

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Lucy Strauss

Partner, Corporate & Commercial

  Lucy is a Partner in the Lee & Thompson’s Corporate Group. Lucy advises on general corporate and commercial matters including structuring start-ups, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint venture arrangements and […]

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Antony Swiatek

Partner, Film & TV

  Antony is a Partner in the firm’s Film & Television Group, advising leading independent producers in connection with the development, financing and production of film and television projects. Antony […]

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Sam Tatton-Brown

Head of Media Finance

  Sam is a partner in Lee & Thompson’s Film & TV Group.   Sam has represented many of the UK based banks active in film and television financing and […]

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Andrew Thompson

Consultant

Andrew is one of the Lee & Thompson’s founding partners and today is a consultant. Since he qualified as a solicitor in 1978, his work has always focused on media […]

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Martin Tynan

Associate, Employment

  Martin is an Associate in our Employment team and advises across the creative sectors on a broad range of employment law matters.  Martin offers general HR support to companies and […]

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James Walker

1981 - 2019

  James tragically passed away on 30th September 2019.  He was a much-loved member of the Lee & Thompson family. He joined the firm in 2012 and was a central […]

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Julian Ward

Head of Digital & Tech

  Julian is Head of Lee & Thompson’s Digital & Technology Group – a digital media, IP and technology lawyer with over 17 years’ experience working across the creative industries […]

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Gordon Williams

Partner, Dispute Resolution

  Gordon joined the firm as a Partner in 1997 to lead its contentious practice. Representing both individual and corporate clients, he has specialised in the litigation and resolution of […]

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Sarah Williamson

Partner, Digital & Tech

  Sarah is a Partner in our Corporate & Commercial team specialising in Digital & Technology. Sarah joined Lee & Thompson from national law firm Ashfords where she was a […]

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